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Kids who don’t Talk about School

One of the most interesting things I have discovered about the human brain is that consciousness is really, really hard work. We often think we are making conscious decisions but the reality is the decision making process takes place in … Continue reading

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Parents: How to Tell if it’s REALLY Naughty Behaviour

Sometimes our children, especially toddlers and preschoolers, do the right thing – but in the wrong place – jumping on the sofa; tipping books off the shelf; pouring mouthwash down the sink; eating a single bite from several apples; etc – … Continue reading

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Parents: The Most Fabulous Chores Saga EVER!

If anyone had told me at the start of this school year (Feb 1st – you know, sensibly following the *actual* year) that Mr Hare (aged 10) would be not only out of bed before us but have half his chores … Continue reading

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Mature Children – A Real Life Story from 2012

During our recent summer holidays we spent some time in the tiny seaside village of Mahia on New Zealand’s east coast. There were eight children, ranging in age from 13 to our darling two year-old. One of the privileges of a holidaying in a small … Continue reading

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Achieving Peace in Our Lifetime

About a year ago I had a flash of realisation… Calm is the Soul of Peace What are the implications then for those children growing up in frantic, noisy homes where flashing electronic lights (tv, dvd etc), stress, and lack of … Continue reading

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Home Menus: Unexpected Benefits for Parents of Fussy Eaters

People who read this, and know my lovely husband Craig, will know what I mean when I say he’s more relaxed than a sofa. He has a classic Tortoise temperament – solid, salt-of-the-earth and he never sweats the small stuff. … Continue reading

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Parenting Trick: The Power of Three

Often when people speak to me about their children’s non-compliance (over small reasonable requests), the dreaded word – consistency – pops up. Consistency is an ideal and probably not what most parents can realistically manage – we all have bad … Continue reading

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